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What is Marburg virus?

What is Marburg virus?

  • Marburg virus: Serious virus related to Ebola.
  • Marburg virus: The type species of FILOVIRUS associated with severe illness in workers handling tissues of African green monkeys.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Marburg virus: a filovirus that causes Marburg disease; carried by animals; can be used as a bioweapon.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Marburg virus is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Marburg virus, or a subtype of Marburg virus, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Marburg virus: Introduction

Types of Marburg virus:

Broader types of Marburg virus:

Who gets Marburg virus?

Geography Profile for Marburg virus: Marburg virus is indigenous to Africa. While the geographic area to which it is native is unknown, this area appears to include at least parts of Uganda and Western Kenya, and perhaps Zimbabwe. (Source: excerpt from Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever: DVRD)

How serious is Marburg virus?

Prognosis of Marburg virus: death occurs in up to a quarter of cases
Complications of Marburg virus: see complications of Marburg virus

What causes Marburg virus?

Causes of Marburg virus: see causes of Marburg virus
Risk factors for Marburg virus: see risk factors for Marburg virus

What are the symptoms of Marburg virus?

Symptoms of Marburg virus: see symptoms of Marburg virus

Complications of Marburg virus: see complications of Marburg virus

Incubation period for Marburg virus: 5-10 days

Can anyone else get Marburg virus?

More information: see contagiousness of Marburg virus
Inheritance: see inheritance of Marburg virus

Marburg virus: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Marburg virus.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Marburg virus.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Marburg virus: Infectious Disease Specialist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Marburg virus.
Treatments for Marburg virus: see treatments for Marburg virus
Prevention of Marburg virus: see prevention of Marburg virus
Research for Marburg virus: see research for Marburg virus

Name and Aliases of Marburg virus

Main name of condition: Marburg virus

Other names or spellings for Marburg virus:

Marburg disease, Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever, Marburg, Marburg virus disease

Marburg virus
Source - WordNet 2.1

Marburg disease, Marburg virus disease, Marburg virus disease, Marburg hemorrhagic fever
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Marburg virus: Related Conditions

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